Nestled in the Northwest Austin, Texas the Arboretum at Great Hills shopping center anchors the area that is known locally as the 'Aboretum'. Upscale shopping and dining, rolling, tree-lined hills, stunning vistas of the Texas hill country, easy access to other areas of Austin, and employeers like Google make the Aboretum a coveted area to live in. Arboretum apartments are in high demand.
Apartments in the Arboretum area on the short list for those that commute. Positioned strategically between Lake Travis and downtown, on the edge of the Texas Hill country, and at the intersection of Highway 183 and Loop 360, navigating to almost any area of Austin is a breeze from the Arboretum. If you live in an arboretum apartment, don’t let that keep you from using your walking shoes!
The Arboretum itself offers tree-lined open-air shopping including brands like Pottery Barn, GAP and Williams Sanoma, among other local retailers. The shopping center leads down to large grass courtyard known as ‘The Green’, home of the Arboretum’s famous stone cows. On one side the courtyard is flanked by Arboretum shopping, tower offices, the Renaissance Hotel and Austin’s most famous ice creamery – Amy’s Ice Cream. On the other, stairs lead down to the fountain pond where shoppers can feed the resident ducks, geese and turtles. The ‘Green’ was the original home of Austin’s favorite free summer music series, Blues on the Green, which has since moved to Zilker Park. However the Green is still home to many local events and family picnics.
Area shopping and dining doesn’t end at the Arboretum. Directly across the street, Sacks Fifth Avenue and the neighborhood Starbucks anchor more upscale shopping. In addition there are no less than 10 restaurants in a few short blocks of the Aboretum, ranging from burgers to pan-asian, and from the very affordable to one of Austin’s most beloved restaurants upscale dining experiences, Truluck’s. After area residents are done shopping and dining, the local movie theater is just blocks away.
Like the dining and shopping, Arboretum apartments vary in age, price range and amenities. Many of the apartments close to the Arboretum itself have amazing hill country views, lots of mature trees and are slightly older so they are sometimes also the most affordable. If you prefer resort style amenities and don’t mind being near the Arboretum instead of next door, you don’t have to go far. A short jog down Jollyville and you will find newer high-end apartment properties with resort-style pools, garages, modern finishes and many of the other amenities that today’s renters are accustomed to.
In comparison to other areas of the city rent in the Arboretum tends to be a little higher. As of 2011, monthly rent for a 1 bedroom Arboretum apartment started in the mid $600s for some of the older apartments. Rent in newer Arboretum apartments could be as much as $300/mo more.
No matter what you are looking for in an apartment, Arboretum apartments offer a young, hip and very convenient alternative to downtown living with more affordable rents and stunning vistas for the lucky apartment dwellers that live here!
If upscale shopping and dining is your style, but you want to stay on the north side of town, you can also consider Domain apartments in the area of the Domain shopping center.
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